For Your Shower and Bath
Do you realize in less than two weeks Summer will turn quickly into Fall? Holy cow where did the time go! I still have Summer blog entries to post….is there a board I can appeal to to extend the Season?
Dear Seasonal Board,
Can we please have an extra month of Summer? The Muse hasn’t yet gotten through all her Summer makeup collections and wants to finish up her reviews before the cold weather sets in.
Thank you for considering this matter.
Sincerely with Hugs and Kisses,
I REALLY should have gotten to this post earlier but hopefully we’ll have a sudden heat spell and you can make proper use out of my Bliss Shock Therapy and Bliss Minty Scrub Soap Review!
Do you love minty goodness?
Which is why I’m absolutely smitten with Bliss Shock Therapy. It’s cool, refreshing, and minty. Literally. I mean it’s really cool. As in it makes you shiver after you step out of the shower! Cool right?
This fantastic little shower gel is uber awesome as it literally cools you down on warm, humid morning. Squeeze some in a puff and go to town and you’ll begin to notice as it lathers that your skin will begin tingling and cooling off! After you step out of the shower chances are you’ll be rubbing your arms and shivering a bit.
I love it!
It’s that extra shock of cool that I need on hot Summer mornings plus it wakes me up like all hell in the Winter! Brrrrrr!
I happen to adore Shock Therapy so much that I normally follow up my cooling experience with the ridiculously large bar of minty soap. This soap is about the size of my foot. It’s freaking huge! I love all Bliss soaps but this one in particular is a favorite of mine since it’s minty and cooling.
The bar contains a fine grain of scrubbing beads inside the bar so you can get to work scrubbing those rough, dry elbows, knees, and legs to reveal smoother skin! I normally use the elevated side to work on dry spots and follow up with the smooth side.
The soap lasts ages and ages since it’s so large and you get the benefits of both a great soap, a cooling, refreshing shower, and an exfoliating treatment!
Psstt….I normally purchase Bliss Shock Therapy in bulk when Bliss has clearance section up. Around this time it’s about $7-8 USD a bottle! Sweet deal!
Both of these are Muse Approved for purchase!
Love ’em for a cooling Summer experience!
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Those naughty kids over at Jaqua Beauty have been busy concocting a brand new fragrance that’s both sinful and delicious!
Raspberry Buttercream Frosting is the newest addition to Jaqua’s decadent Bath and Body Collection and the Muse couldn’t be happier that she got the chance to test out the new Shower Creme and Lip Whip (dontcha love the sound of that? Lip Whip! It simply rolls off the tongue and makes me shiver in delight!). Since Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Lip Whip deserves it’s very own review I’ll be saving that for later however I will tell you all about the new Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Shower Creme.
This stuff should have a big, fat illegal sticker slapped on it! It’s rich, sinful, and gorgeous. It’s terribly sweet and fruity with just a tiny hint of frosting. It’s definately not a foody sort of smell so don’t expect baked goods or vanilla do to the “frosting” in it’s title. It’s more of a sweet, fruity blend of raspberries that has a under note of an exotic perfume. It’s fascinating how they blended up something that not only holds the wonderful sweetness of the berries but also manages to keep an interesting and unique note that’s sophisticated. Yes, indeed, the Muse likey but maybe I really shouldn’t tip the bottle into my mouth right? Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!
I’ve have a small stash of Jaqua’s Shower Syrup decorating my bathroom closet however I’ve never tried the Shower Creme. To me the formula is about the same but the Shower Syrups are a tiny bit thicker in consistency than the creme. I’ve always loved how very rich Jaqua’s products are in formula. They are very thick, very moisturizing, and just an all around posh product. The Shower Creme are no different from any other product I’ve tried from Jaqua in the fact that they are a solid, quality, posh product that delivers both moisture to the skin while spoiling us in a wonderful fragrance! In this case that wonderful fragrance is Raspberry Buttercream Frosting! The creme lathers up wonderfully well and offers a nice lingering scent on the skin! Yum!
Waste not want not kids! After the photo I scooped all that lovely gel up and washed my hands with it! I know, I know, the life of a Beauty Blogger is a dirty, dangerous job but someone has to do it!
If you’re wanting to layer the collection consists of five sinful items that are sure to make you smell wonderful all day long!
Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Sinfully Rich Body Butter
Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Shower Creme
Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Hand Creme
Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Lip Whip (Review coming soon…)
Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Lip Gloss Ring (Hopefully when I’m proposed to the guy will get down on one knee and whip one of these out! How delightful!)
I see myself indulging in the rest of the collection shortly. I can’t help it that bloody gloss ring is calling out to me!
Take a look at the entire Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Collection at www.jaquabeauty.com
While you’re over there take a look at my latest lemming! Click!
Slapping the Muse Approval on Jaqua Beauty Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Shower Creme it may be sinful but it’s delicious too plus no calories…yup, definately Muse Approved!
Tried this yet?
Wanting to try it?
Favorite scents from Jaqua Beauty?
Tell the Muse, she wants to know all about it!
Check out some other posts to satisfy your need for Bath and Shower goodies!
Philosophy Fall Collection 2008
Lush Rub Rub Rub Shower Gel Review
Philosophy Green Apple 3 in 1 Shower Gel Review
I’m having my morning tea (geeks need geeky tea! Gotta love it! I’m partial to Prager’s blend) with some obscenely bad for you crumpets (these things should be illegal! Which is why I don’t buy them often! Bad! Bad! Bad!) this morning and I’m flipping through Bath and Body Works Look Book for Fall 2008.
I can’t help but a tad bit disappointed as it appears they aren’t releasing as much as they did last year. I think this accounts for the spending habits of Americans right now in a way as last year they had a slew of items released and this year I imagine they are trying to keep it simple.
It’s an interesting selection however I think it’s safe to say the Temptation 3-1 Shower Gels won’t be making a reappearance anytime soon and they may very well be gone for good aside from possibly small releases such as the Hello Sugar! Collection.
Typical coupons inside!
Black Amethyst is making a guest starring appearance on a five page spread lay out in the booklet. I got a lab sample of this and it’s rather deep and dark for Bath & Body Works. I’m testing it out and will review it shortly!
A new Spa line entitled Shea Cashmere will be available shortly. It seems like a comfortable scent that sports major moisturizing benefits. I’m curious about this one!
Body Cream $17.50 USD
Bubble Bath $18 USD
Body Lotion $16.50 USD
Although the Sleep Collection is not new they have added quite a few items to the line up that are interesting. The items are scented with Warm Milk and Honey and are limited edition. Available as of September 3rd online and in shops. These come in heavy glass bottles and are definately vanity worth. They normally come in Lavender or Vanilla Lavender variations however I think that the Warm Milk and Honey sounds rather fitting for a “sleep” collection!
Warm Milk and Honey Aromatherapy Pillow Mist $10 USD
Warm Milk and Honey Aromatherapy Body Lotion $13 USD
Warm Milk and Honey Aromatherapy Massage Oil $16 USD
Warm Milk and Honey Aromatherapy Luxe Bath $16.50 USD
Cancer survivor Marisa Accocella Marchetto teamed up with C.O. Bigelow to create an exclusive kit the proceeds of which go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Each Kit is $36 USD and contains an array of C.O. Bigelow goodies housed in a cute cardboard suitcase.
A very small sneak peak of this year’s Winter/Holiday Collection:
Bit disappointed that the same old flavors are back for the Holiday selections. Although I am happy to see Twisted Peppermint back. A new Bath Parfait is being introduced as well which looks quite lovely.
Holiday Traditional Items will be available as soon as October 13! And as of November 3rd the Foaming Bath Parfait will be available for $12.50 USD.
And finally a few autumn bits to keep us happy!
All in all a rather nice selection of goodies from Bath & Body Works!
Lemming any of these items?
Yearning for the Temptations to come back?
Tell the Muse!
Bath and Body Works Spring Collection 2008 Sneak Peek
Bath and Body Works Fall and Winter Collections 2007
Bath and Body Works Sassy Strawberry 3 in 1 Shower Gel Review
Bath and Body Works Spring Collection 2008: Temptations Body Spray Review
Plenty of items to get excited about this Fall Season from Philosophy!
My little eyes did spy several new shower gels and lip glosses that I’m simply dying to get my greedy little hands on!
Philosophy Lip Shines $12 USD
Available in three new flavors! Fruit Punch, Root Beer, and Cherry Cola
Love ’em all? Buy a boxful for $28 USD!
Match up some shower gels with those lip shines! Root Beer, Cherry Cola, and Coming Soon Fruit Punch!
Can’t decide between all three? No problem! Get ’em all!
What better way to ring in Halloween then with Pumpkin Spice Muffins and Caramel Apples! Available now from Sephora for $16 USD each.
You might want fill your haunted house with Black Licorice to go with those apples and muffins! In that case buy the entire lot in a gift set for $30 USD!
These are SO Muse Approved for Purchase! I want ’em all! Especially Root Beer and Fruit Punch Shower Gel! Yummie!
Visit www.philosophy.com to grab yours!
Any favorite Three in One Shower Gels from Philosophy you adore?
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Philosophy Green Apple 3 in 1 Shower Gel Review
Lush introduced two new shower gels during a UK Forum party recently and your Muse happened to order a few of both.
Normally during a forum party there are special items offered that are not available within stores or online. These items are made exclusively for forum members and the general public may never know they exist if they never joined the UK Forum to hear about them.
For instance did you know that Lush has made several perfumes over the years such as Snowcake perfume, Snow Fairy perfume, Honey I Washed the Kids perfume….betcha didn’t know that did ya?
Your Muse has ’em all 😉
Strangely enough Lush UK did something a little bit difference this time around. During the party we were told a brand new, forum exclusive shower gel batch was being made up for forum members which of course made everyone hyper and quite excited. However, this time the shower gel actually made it to the shelves of stores and online!
As you can see my bottle is marked “Forum Special”
That shower gel is entitled Rub Rub Rub. I fear the name isn’t all that inventive but fitting in for an exfoliating shower gel.
It just so happens that Rub Rub Rub contains very tiny grains of salt for scrubbing those rough elbows, knees and dry bits on your body! This is slightly disappointing for me since I adore multitasking with Lush shower gels and using them not only on my body but also on my hair. Lush suggests you can use Rub Rub Rub as shampoo and in all honesty the pieces of salt in the product are way smaller than what you’d find in Big Shampoo however I’m still somewhat skeptical about using it as a shampoo!
I love scrubs! I have dry skin so anything that softens my skin is always a welcome addition to my skincare routine however I really don’t like exfoliating shower gels. I dunno why but I just don’t like the texture and formula for some reason thus I’m a bit put off by Rub Rub Rub. I personally think a scrub is a scrub and a shower gel is a shower gel and never shall the two meet.
So imagine my disappointment when Rub Rub Rub arrived and I used it the first time realizing it was a scrubbing gel! I guess I wasn’t paying attention during the party to realize as such!
The plus side of Rub Rub Rub is that it does smell positively gorgeous. If you know what Sakura Bath Bomb or my beloved and missed 17 Cherry Tree Lane Soap you’ll understand the scent of Rub Rub Rub. The smells are identical to these two items. The scent is a lemony fresh mimosa smell that’s truly fresh, slightly fruity, and very addicting.
The Muse really adores the smell but she could have done with out the sea salt!
The moral of the story is if you simply adore shower gels with scrubby bits this one is for you! However, if you’re more a fan of keeping shower gels as a shower gel you might want to skip this one.
I recommend grabbing a small bottle and giving it a shot! At the very least it smells wonderful and I do love that part about it however I can’t love the grainy feeling it has while I’m rubbing it on my body and trying to get clean with it!
Stay Tuned for a review of Lush’s other new shower gel entitled Yummy Yummy Yummy!
Retro Lush is Here!
Did you know there are over 20 new lovely things available from Lush?